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Love of Baseball Turns Into Thriving Vintage Card Business Love of Baseball Turns Into Thriving Vintage Card Business(0)

This last week, Leighton Sheldon had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Tyler from the Jersey Journal. They discussed sports, business, and most importantly, baseball cards – the business and hobby that he’s been apart of for the last 25 years.  It’s been a long road, from the days of collecting cards as a kid, to now being the proud owner of Just Collect, Inc.  The company, based in Somerset, NJ, is focused on buying and selling vintage baseball cards.  Read More

The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull(0)

Thomas Tull, the founder and CEO of Legendary Pictures and newly-named Board Member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, has built a collection of unequaled magnitude. In the following interview, PSA’s Joe Orlando sits down with Tull to discuss the passion behind a collection that simply has no peer. Read full interview here.

Heritage Auctions Adds Calvin Arnold to Its Sports Auction Division Heritage Auctions Adds Calvin Arnold to Its Sports Auction Division(0)

Heritage Auctions has hired longtime industry veteran Calvin Arnold to a new position as the company’s West Coast consignment director. Arnold, who had spent several years with SCP Auctions, will be based out of the Heritage branch office in Beverly Hills. Read More

A Chat With Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions A Chat With Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions(0)

(Written by By Rich Klein -Sports Collectors Daily)As many of you may know, Heritage Auctions is an extremely successful auction company which has been going strong for nearly 40 years now. When I checked the web site, I counted nearly 30 different categories Heritage has dedicated auctions for. So my first question to Chris was, with all the different options he had available to him, why choose sports memorabilia?  Read full story here on Sports Collectors Daily.

eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House eBay Policy Changes Produce Sterling Results for Smaller Auction House(0)

As eBay continues to cater to their buyers, rather than their sellers, the people looking to sell their items have begun to turn to other venues. In the world of sports cards, smaller auction houses have benefited including Sterling Sports Auctions, which specializes in items with low starting bids, a market that eBay has dominated since its inception.  Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily here.

Greg Rice to Mile High Card Company as Managing Director of Acquisitions Greg Rice to Mile High Card Company as Managing Director of Acquisitions(0)

 Mile High Card Company is proud to announce the hiring of Greg Rice as Managing Director of Acquisitions.  Greg  brings over 25 years of hobby experience and is well known within the inner circles of the sports memorabilia business. Greg is excited to work with collectors and answer any of your consignment questions. Greg can be reached at (303) 840-2784 or by email at [email protected]. Read More

PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts(0)

Nationally-known autograph expert Steve Grad, Principal Autograph Authenticator of PSA/DNA Authentication Services (www.PSADNA.com), has joined the team of experts who assist in the evaluation of customers’ items on the popular History channel’s Pawn Stars program (www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars). He brings both extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to the show. Read More

Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview(0)

A collector for over three decades, Al Crisafulli owned and operated a successful advertising and marketing agency whose clients included several hobby-related companies. Providing marketing strategies and business consultation to auction houses and card dealers, Crisafulli has also served in various capacities to positively promote the hobby and better inform and educate sportscard and memorabilia dealers and collectors. Read More

David Kohler Acquires Spectacular Elgin Baylor Collection For His ‘Laker Shrine’ David Kohler Acquires Spectacular Elgin Baylor Collection For His ‘Laker Shrine’(0)

Collector David Kohler, the president of SCP Auctions, acquired more than 40 pieces of the Elgin Baylor collection for his ‘Laker Shrine’ in an auction Friday by Julien’s Auctions, it was announced. Read More

Hockey Collecting Loses a Friend Hockey Collecting Loses a Friend(0)

(Written by Sports Collectors Daily) – The collecting community lost one of its most knowledgeable resources with the death of Bill Campbell. A collector and regular visitor to shows across North America for more than 40 years, Campbell passed away on Monday May 27th. Campbell had been employed by Heritage Auctions as the company’s hockey expert and his death came as a shock to the company and collectors who knew him. Read More

You’ve Got Joe Maddalena You’ve Got Joe Maddalena(0)

Hollywood memorabilia collector Joe Maddalena has one of the most prized collections in the world, and he sat down to share some of his more expensive pieces and the stories behind them, as well as what got him started. Read More

Rob Rosen Joins Heritage Auctions as Vice President of Sports Department Rob Rosen Joins Heritage Auctions as Vice President of Sports Department(0)

Heritage Auctions has announced that Rob Rosen, one of the nation’s leading dealers in high-end sports collectibles, has accepted a position with the auction house as Vice President of Private Sales & Consignments for the Heritage Sports Department. I’m very excited for this opportunity to become a part of the hobby’s leading auction house,” said Rob. “The unparalleled financial and marketing strength of Heritage creates unlimited possibilities.” Read More

Bat Authenticator John Taube Profiled Bat Authenticator John Taube Profiled(0)

Sometimes your passion can indeed become a business. John Taube’s part time hobby became a full time interest in March 2002 when J.T. Sports became his profession. Most serious hobbyists know that the New Jersey resident is a dealer and also the authenticator for PSA/DNA. Read full story here at Shore News today.

Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando(0)

(From Sports Market Report) – Hobbyists have many different motivations for collecting. Some do it for the challenge, while others do it for the love of either history, sports, a particular team or player. Those are just some of the driving forces behind the mind of the collector. In addition to those, and many more, one motivation that is sometimes overlooked is the desire to preserve history and pass it on to future generations. In the following piece, Joe Orlando explores this topic and how another collector motivated him to do so. Read more here.

Catching Up With Kevin Keating Catching Up With Kevin Keating(0)

Kevin Keating has been a prominent hobby figure for a long, long time. Known for his deep knowledge of sports autographs, Keating has developed a loyal following of those who share his passion for famous signatures. Along the way, Keating has developed close relationships with many public figures and has stayed active in a hobby that he would eventually turn into a career. To learn more about the latest addition to the PSA/DNA Autograph Authentication team, read this full story on PSA/DNA’s web site here.

Gary Cypres Offers Tours of World’s Top Sports Memorabilia Collection Gary Cypres Offers Tours of World’s Top Sports Memorabilia Collection(0)

Gary Cypres has built what’s believed to be the largest private collection of sports memorabilia in the world. It’s so big and so expansive, it’s actually a museum. The Sports Museum of Los Angeles shows off Cypres’ collection of vintage baseball cards and rare sports memorabilia, put together so it actually tells the story of sports throughout various eras and highlights some of the all-time greats. Read full story on Sports Collectors Daily. Read More

Derek Grady Joins Heritage Auctions As Vice President Of Sports Auctions Derek Grady Joins Heritage Auctions As Vice President Of Sports Auctions(0)

Heritage Auctions has announced that Derek Grady has joined the company as Vice President of Sports Auctions. Derek will assist with management of day-to-day operations of the Sports Collectibles department and utilize his extensive background in the trading card field to expand the breadth and quality of the sports offerings. “Derek is one of the most respected experts in the trading card hobby,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports. “For many top collectors, his seal of approval is a pre-requisite for any major purchase. We’re very pleased to bring that expertise to our staff.”

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Joe Orlando Discusses Collecting And Has A Few Laughs While Checking Out Some Local Residents Memorabilia Joe Orlando Discusses Collecting And Has A Few Laughs While Checking Out Some Local Residents Memorabilia(0)

PSA’s Joe Orlando appears on Rex Hudler’s Wonder Dog Hour radio program to discuss collecting and have a few laughs while checking out some local residents’ memorabilia. The interview is split into 4 parts so be sure to listen to them all! Listen too all four interviews here.

Breaking News – Andy Madec To Join Staff Of Mile High Card Company Breaking News – Andy Madec To Join Staff Of Mile High Card Company

This past weekend at the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention, news came out that long time hobby veteran,dealer, and auction leader Andy Madec (Andy Madec Sportscards, Inc.) will be joining the staff of Mile High Card Company. Since the Mid-1990’s, Andy Madec has been serving the needs of collectors and investors as a full service dealership. Offering an inventory of the finest sports cards and collectibles in the hobby.  Andy Madec has been featured on numerous nationally syndicated radio talk shows including Fox’s “The Brick”, ESPN Talk Radio, Bloomberg’s, Jerry Azar, Denver Clear Channel KOA’s Mike Rosen, Daybreak USA (200 Radio Stations), Business Radio Network, Trader Speaks Collectors Hour, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and many others.  Andy Madec has also been profiled in such publications as Forbes, Newsweek, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angles Times, and The New York Post. “We are very excited to bring such a great industry veteran and knowledgeable person onto the MHCC staff and know that Andy will help continue to bring growth and great sports memorabilia and cards to future Mile High Card Company auctions” said Brian Drent, owner of Mile High Card Company.  Mr. Madec will be officially joining Mile High Card Company on January 1, 2011.

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(*) Bidding In Progress

(*) Kevin Savage: Nov. 12 - Nov. 21
(*) PWCC Auctions: Oct. 26 - Nov. 21
(*) Kevin Savage: Nov. 15 - Nov. 24/25
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: Nov. 15 - Nov. 28
(*) Giovanni Sports: Nov. 16 - Nov. 29
(*) MEARS Auctions: Nov. 21 - Nov. 29
(*) Small Traditions: Nov. 18 - Nov. 29
(*) Goodwin & Company: Nov. 12 - Dec. 3
(*) Mile High Card Co: Nov. 17 - Dec. 3
(*) Pristine Auction: Nov. 20 - Dec. 3
(*) Clean Sweep: Nov. 3 - Dec. Dec. 3/4
Steve Novella: Nov. 25 - Dec. 3/4
(*) Collect Auctions: Nov. 17 - Dec. Dec. 4
(*) Inside the Park: Nov. 17 - Dec. 5
(*) Fusco Auctions: Nov. 17 - Dec. 6
(*) Paragon Auctions: Nov. 16 - Dec. 6
(*) SCP Auctions: Nov. 19 - Dec. 6
(*) Worthridge: Nov. 19 - Dec. 6
Treasure TidBits: Dec. 1 - Dec. 7
(*) Wheatland Auctions: Nov. 21- Dec. 7
(*) Steiner Sports: Nov. 6 - Dec. 9
Steve Novella: Nov. 27 - Dec. 9
(*) RR Auction: Nov. 21 - Dec. 10
Huggins & Scott Auctions: Dec. 1 - Dec. 11
Sirius Sports Cards: Nov. 29 - Dec. 11
Iconic Auctions: Dec. 1 - Dec. 13
PWCC Auctions: Nov. 17 - Dec. 1-14
Grey Flannel: Nov. 21 - Dec. 17
Pristine Auction: Dec. 4 - Dec. 17
RR Auction: Dec. 11 - Dec. 18
Beckett Auctions: Dec. 7 - Dec. 21
Sirius Sports Cards: Dec. 13 - Dec. 26
Small Traditions: Dec. 14 - Dec. 27
Sterling Sports: Dec. 13 - Dec. 27
Pristine Auction: Dec. 18 - Dec. 31
MEARS Auctions: Dec. 22 - Jan. 3
(*) Heritage Sunday Auctions: Every Sunday
(*) Just Collect: Every Sunday
(*) Lelands Internet: Weekly
(*) Pristine Auction: Daily
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